Legendary Bird Author and Artist to Speak at Sarasota Audubon

Why and how do baby songbirds develop so quickly, some launching into flight only 11 days after hatching?
For 13 years, legendary artist and author Julie Zickefoose has sought to understand their growth through painting their rapid, daily changes.

Zickefoose will be the guest speaker on Monday, March 13 at the Sarasota Audubon monthly meeting to talk about her latest book “Baby Birds: An Artist Looks Into the Nest.” The meeting, open to the public, begins at 6:30 at the First Congregational Church Fellowship Hall at 1031 South Euclid in Sarasota. Meeting details can be found at www.sarasotaaudubon.org/activities.
A regular guest on NPR’s “All Things Considered” for five years, Zickefoose will share her influences and artistic process as she looks at the world around her through the double lens of scientist and artist. Zickefoose is known for her enriching presentations that inspire audiences to observe the natural world around them more carefully.
Before returning to her 80-acre sanctuary in Ohio, Zickefoose will lead a Nature Walk at the Celery Fields on Wednesday, March 15, from 7:30 – 9:15 a.m.; she will also have a second book signing and 20 minute talk at 9:30 a.m. at the Nature Center. Space is limited for both events; visit www.sarasotaaudubon.org for details on the guided Nature Walk Celery Fields Walk.
Please RSVP to birdsrq@gmail.com to register for either activity.